HUD Fair Housing Compliance Boot Camp 2018


October 11, 2018


Paul Flogstad

  11:00 AM ET | 10:00 AM CT | 08:00 AM PT | 180 Minutes


Expert Advice & Actionable Insights on New & Existing Guidelines

Looking at the present HUD rules and regulations, what you don’t know will definitely hurt if you are a property owner, manager or attorney representing a client. For instance, not knowing about the HUD’s guidance letter on criminal background checks can lead to a discrimination lawsuit. Under dissimilar/ disparate impact, you may not discriminate an applicant intentionally but still your policy or practice may have a discriminatory effect leading to a potential compliance issue.

On the other hand, there have been recent updates to the Section 8 multifamily housing program and there are specific questions that have been left unanswered. HUD’s rules on Waiting List Management which defines many “must haves” is another discrimination risk area for people in the multifamily and affordable housing space.

Join us for this informative, 3-hour boot camp with HUD and Fair Housing veteran, Paul Flogstad to get expert advice and actionable insights on several new and existing HUD and Federal guidelines to ensure compliance and avoid legal pitfalls. Divided into three separate session of 60 minutes each, this boot camp will give you a better understanding of HUD’s compliance focus areas and what you need to do to achieve compliance.

Session-I (60 minutes)

HUD’s New Guidelines on Criminal Records

  • Fair Housing basics
  • Who are the seven federal Protected Classes
  • HUD’s guidance letter and its impact on property owners and managers
  • How the new ruling affects development activities
  • Impact of new criminal records guidelines on certain protected and non-protected classes
  • Guidance letter and arrests vs. convictions
  • Reasonable Accommodation and Reasonable Modification
  • What is Disparate or Dissimilar Impact
  • What is Adverse Impact
  • Rules on assistive animals

Session-II (60 minutes)

Section 8 Compliance Update for Multifamily Housing

  • Fair Housing basics
  • How the Section 236 Housing Program works
  • Understanding the subsidy mechanism
  • Who may develop and own - profit or non-profit
  • Use restrictions
  • Who is involved with this program
  • Key regulatory features
  • Major applicant and tenant issues
  • Understanding who can develop, own and manage Section  236 properties
  • Guidance on specific compliance areas:
    • Waiting lists
    • Eligibility
    • Preferences
    • Screening
    • Discrimination
    • Procedural protections
    • Rents
    • Annual income and exclusions
    • Recertifications
    • Utility allowance
    • Grievance procedures
    • Evictions and terminations

Session-III (60 minutes)

HUD Waiting List Management

  • Mandatory things that should appear on an application per HUD
  • Matching applicants on the waiting list to available units
  • Rules on closing a waiting list
  • Rules on reopening a waiting list
  • HUD’s current guidance on dealing with homeless families
  • How to respond when a disable family member is at the top of the list but there no available units
  • Denial of noncitizens
  • Arrest records and accepting an applicant

Who Should Attend:

  • Property managers
  • Property owners
  • Maintenance staff
  • Lenders
  • Realtors
  • Housing authority staff
  • HUD multi-family staff
  • Affordable housing professionals
  • Housing authorities and housing associations

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